Author: Surabhi Garg

The craziest adventure that I have ever been on” says Carl Fiester, a graduate of Northeastern University’s Mechanical Engineering program. Fiester and his team at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have spent a total of 10 days in Guadalupe Island in December. The group came across some of the most eye-opening and intense footage of the great white shark behavior. The group spent a total...

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Kelsey Burhans, a graduate in International Affairs and Economics from Northeastern University, has put herself in understanding the Latin American culture and their economies through the aspect of microfinance and financial inclusion. She experienced the culture by working and studying abroad. Kelsey was awarded a prestigious Fulbright fellowship and began with her project in Bolivia, then moved onto Peru. She worked in close contact with...

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Recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning letter to the hoverboard retailers, importers, and manufacturers that if the product doesn’t meet the product safety standards then it will be detained from the market. The letter also included the pieces of evidence of the recent loss of more than 2 million dollars in property damage caused by 52 hoverboard fires.   K.M. Abraham, a research...

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The sudden decline in the prices of the gallon of gas and oil might be good news for the consumers but not so much for the economy as a whole. Here is what Jeffery Born, professor of Finance at Northeastern University and an oil and gas expert in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, has to say about declining oil and gas prices.   According to him the...

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Facebook is a very diverse and dynamic platform that keeps on changing continuously. In the year 2016, it made some changes that equip you to not merely like the post, rather express your emotions using its newly added emojis. Those new five emojis were love, haha, wow, sad, and angry. This gave the choice to the users to react to the posts ahead of the...

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In April, many of us might still be wondering if any of us have fulfilled the New Year resolution of saving more and spending less yet. Most of us might not have been able to do so till now. So, here are some tips to achieve the goal by a personal finance expert Timothy Gagnon, who is an assistant Academic Specialist of Accounting at Northeastern...

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Ryan Vanderweit, a 36-year old army veteran is all set to run in the Marathon Des Sables, a 250 km race covering the distance of approximately six regular marathons through the Sahara desert. The soldier is ready to go with a small package encompassing all essentials ranging from his clothes for six to seven days to easily digestible eatables. The bag also consists of a...

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Susan Ambrose, senior vice provost for undergraduate education and experimental learning at Northeastern University, uses 3Ms Mindfulness, Motivation, Mindset as three pillars of learning new skills. According to her, these can help the members of the Northeastern community to follow up on their resolution to learn anything. She gave five tips on how to make that declaration stick.   One should consider their motivation and the...

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Back in 2016, a tax haven took place by a Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider called Mossack Fonseca. Panama Paper leak included some of the secret financial and attorney-client information numbering to 11.5 million. The documents dated back to the 1970s leaked the truth of 214,488 shell companies used for illegal purposes from frauds to tax evasions. In this corporate governance failure, a...

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Lochtegate is the scandal involving the swimmers from the United States namely Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz, and Jack Conger during the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The swimmers lied about being robbed at gunpoint, whereas they had urinated outside the bathroom and Lochte had vandalised a framed poster. The consequence of this was Lochte losing all four commercial sponsors....

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